Before Your Trip

International Travel Information

Travel Documents

Customs and immigration agencies require documents that prove citizenship when traveling across international borders. Document requirements can vary as each country has its own requirements for entry. In order to expedite the security and check-in process, please ensure that the name on your travel documents matches the name on your travel itinerary and ticket.

Please visit our preferred provider, TravelDoc, to determine the documentation and visa requirements of your chosen destination.

International Passenger Information Requirements

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security requires all travelers entering the U.S. to provide information regarding travel documents and details regarding travel plans. Visit our International Passenger Information Requirements page to learn more about U.S. Customs and Border Protection requirements.

Minors Traveling Internationally

Minors (under age 18) traveling internationally without both parents may be required to present a Letter of Consent signed by any/all non-traveling parents. Please visit the U.S. Department of State website at for country-specific information.

For Mexico travel, please visit our Minors Traveling Internationally page.

Check-In Requirements

Because Alaska Airlines is required to verify international documents and information, it is necessary for travelers to arrive early at the airport for international departures. Please visit our Airport Guides to view suggested arrival times for your departure airport.